本会召开中美学者的视频系列研讨会(十九)

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   11月12日,上海国际战略问题研究会会长杨洁勉主持召开加强国际抗疫合作和维护中美关系(十九)视频研讨会。中方与会者为上海国际战略问题研究会副会长兼秘书长吴莼思,上海国际战略问题研究会常务理事、上海国际问题研究院台港澳所所长邵育群。美方与会者为美国亚洲协会美中关系中心主任夏伟(Orville Schell);普林斯顿大学研究员、原美国驻阿富汗大使、退役陆军中将艾江山(Karl Eikenberry);卡内基国际和平基金会-清华大学中心联合主任、原美国国家安全委员会中国事务主任韩磊(Paul Haenle)。双方一致认为中美两国应抓住机遇,围绕关键议题展开对话,增加问题导向和问题解决意识,推动双边关系重回正轨。

 

附:杨洁勉会长发言要点(英文)

 

Five Study Focuses of Post-Election China-US Relations

(美国选后中美关系的五个研究重点)

 

With the dust is settling down, the Chinese and American scholars should proceed with their studying on China-US relations according to the new developments, even preferably ahead of them. Therefore, I think that we could divide our on-going studying into the following five categories.

 

The first category is about the presidential election per se. The reason is simple and clear as President Trump has not conceded his defeat. In addition to the continued analysis of the voting and its reasons. We should pay sufficient attention to possible legal and constitutional matters, which might make the transitional period protracted and complicated. Anyway, it is a rare opportunity for us scholars to study this special case in the US presidential election history.

 

The second category should focus on China-US relations. On the one hand it is about the crisis prevention and management as with President Trump in charge at the White House in the remaining days, anything could happen to victimize China-US relations. Balanced comments and prudent reactions will help China-US relations sit out these 70 days. On the other hand it is about the possible cooperation between China and the Biden administration. Most Chinese scholars believe that President Trump is like the spent bullet and unable to reverse the course of this election. Therefore, China should pay greater attention to explore cooperation with a new president with his interests and experiences in foreign affairs. Having said so, we must be aware that the American changes of atmosphere and policies related to China would be slow and gradual. China should exercise its strategic patience and find its due place in the new agenda of the Biden administration. As a matter of course, there will be new problems in China-US relations with the new administration as well.

 

The third category calls for both Chinese and American scholars and experts transcend their immediate environments by taking into consideration more issues such as global governance, trans-Atlantic alliance, the Indo-Pacific strategy and the much talked about Democracy Summit. Not all news is bad. China and the United States should and could find constructive chances at multilateral institutions, third party cooperation and the joint combating Covid-19 pandemic.

 

The fourth category is to look for positive and constructive thinking and policy alternatives. The attentions of increasing Chinese scholars are now boiling down to what and how China adapts itself to the new situation. For instance, we should draw lessons from the past four years so as to be back on the right track. Another instance is to explore the possible resumption of strategic dialogues and how to move on from the trade agreement of Phase One.

 

The fifth category is about the basic and solid study the domestic development each other. Both countries should understand more and deeper each other so that the studies could provide the two governments and people alike with objective and balanced views each other. We should study Trumpism's surviving impacts and its deep-rooted causes. Of course we should also study China's aspiration for the next fifteen years on its rising path.

 

2020年11月12日 11:25